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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Mar 5, 2010 8:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead but Totally Baseball Related

Can I get some info about this here fantasy league???

I am a huge baseball fan, but have never done the fantasy thing. How much time does it take? How easy is it to learn "the ropes". I might be interseted, but I'm not sure how much time I would be able to invest on a week to week basis. And I certainly would not want to be the one to join and then find I need to drop out and risk being ostracized by the group.

So if someone could lay down the basics for me, I'll decide whether I feel I'll be a worthwhile participant.


edit: By worthwhile, I mean whether it would be worth your guys time to have me, not whether it would be worth my time to join.

This post was modified by Finster Baby on 2010-03-06 04:09:26

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Poster: Stealz Date: Mar 6, 2010 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead but Totally Baseball Related

You'll find all of what dire said to be true. Everything from familiarizing yourself with the basic league rules, drafting your team, managing your lineup, the waiver wire and trade proposals is fun.

I might add one thing though. Obviously the baseball season is a long one and though the fantasy "season" isn't as long as the regular season it does still last 5-6 months. The daily amount of time required is not great but maintaining that dedication for the long haul has proven to be enough to claim more than one fantasy sports player.

It's not a difficult thing to grasp. Fantasy baseball is a purely numbers driven game (much like the real thing) and if I were to anticipate a beginner having any real trouble it would probably come when drafting a team. That being said, we all have the same amount of time to prep, are drafting from the same pool of players and have the same number of picks available to us.

I hope you play, it really is quite fun!!!!

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Poster: high flow Date: Mar 5, 2010 8:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead but Totally Baseball Related

It's easy and fun. The more the merrier. Watch the threads here for more info.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 6, 2010 6:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead but Totally Baseball Related

basically, the amount of time you "need" to invest is reasonably minimal. minimum time is probably around 5-10 minutes each morning just to see which players on your time (esp. pitchers) are playing that day, and adjust your roster accordingly. you "can" do this days in advance should you know you wont be around or have the time any particular day.

adding and dropping players can take another few minutes, but is optional and some people do this far more than others.

honestly, it is not very time intensive unless you really want to make it so and get totally "into" it (i generally dont go too crazy with time invested.)

anywho - like HighFlow says - check the posts. And we would like to have you play this year. You are a great member of this forum Finster, and i am confident you will be a good addition to our yearly little game :)